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Finding Adoption Answers
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Q. My great-grandmother was adopted in the 1880s. I believe the adoption took place in Michigan. I do know her birth and adopted names. How do I find out more about this?

A. Your first course of action should be to determine exactly where the adoption took place. The county courthouse usually handled adoptions. If you know the county where the adoptive parents resided at the time of the adoption, the probate court would be the likely place to start.

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